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    Men’s golf trailing USC at Pac-10 tournament

    Senior Nathan Tyler tees off during yesterdays third round of the Pac-10 tournament. Tyler, who is in fifth place individually, and the Wildcats sit in a tie for sixth place.
    Senior Nathan Tyler tees off during yesterday’s third round of the Pac-10 tournament. Tyler, who is in fifth place individually, and the Wildcats sit in a tie for sixth place.

    The Arizona men’s golf team shot an even-par 360 yesterday in the third round of the Pacific 10 Conference Championships at the Eugene Country Club in Eugene, Ore., moving into a tie for sixth place.

    “”We really didn’t do anything differently,”” said UA head coach Rick LaRose. “”We just didn’t make as many mistakes (and) made a few more putts. We did what we needed to do the first day.””

    The No. 22 Wildcats had a stroke added to their score when UA junior Creighton Honeck’s second-round score was changed to a 74 from 75 due to a computer scoring error.

    No. 6 USC leads the competition at 35 under.

    USC freshman Jamie Lovemark, the nation’s No. 5 golfer in the nation, leads the tournament with a 14-under 202. He has 14 birdies and has yet to bogey.

    “”He’s just playing great, and that makes all of his teammates play better because it takes the pressure off of them,”” LaRose said. “”They can concentrate on what they need to do knowing that he’s going to pull that wagon along.””

    Senior Nathan Tyler continues to pull Arizona’s wagon. The only Wildcat under par carded a 3-under 69 yesterday and is currently in fifth place individually with a 6-under 210.

    Arizona seniors Josh Esler, Josh Wilks and Brian Prouty are tied for 40th place at 6 over.

    While freshman Pedro Oriol is at 9 over, and Honeck 8 over, “”Prouty’s the guy that’s really struggling,”” LaRose said. “”His wedge game is just awful this week.””

    The final 18 holes of the tournament are being played today on the 7,033-yard course.

    “”We’re pretty much stuck where we are,”” LaRose said. “”We have to play good (today) and have those in front of us play bad.””

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